Molecular Biology, Australian National University
Epigenetic Regulation of Ribosomal Protein Genes in The Honey Bee
At least 1350 people are dead in the west African Ebola outbreak. The Liberian government decided to quarantine a slum and panicked people attacked the guards. I don’t have good figures on how many are dead or injured. People raided a clinic to take infected away, but they’ve been recovered and are being treated. Kenya has understandably decided to bar travelers from infected countries, which is causing all sorts of local financial distress and global political muppet arms. Supplies are already running short in several parts of West Africa, as a number of international shipping companies, airlines, etc. have decided not to risk it, which is causing a secondary food crisis on top of the existing humanitarian crisis. Aid organizations are doing what they can, but it’s all sorts of complicated under the circumstances.
I apologize for not writing at length about the protests in Pakistan, but I haven’t physical or emotional energy to properly research and write about them.
There was a catastrophic mud slide at Hiroshima caused by a month’s worth of rain falling in four hours. Normally, the excellent Japanese disaster preparation system would have had people evacuated, but the local government didn’t get word out in time. I can not give anything like accurate figures as to how deadly it was right now.
Fifty people were arrested last night for being outside while black after Midnight in Ferguson last night. One police officer was put on suspension for pointing his gun at unarmed people and threatening to kill them on camera, which he says is standard procedure. I’m assuming the suspension is for getting caught, since none of the other rioting police have been suspended for behaving the same way. Attorney General Eric Holder was in Ferguson Wednesday, which may have cut down on police violence.
Meanwhile, St. Louis police have been handling the police shooting there differently, releasing the video of the incident and generally communicating respectfully with the community. There are demonstrations, but the police are not rioting there nor are they threatening to kill unarmed protesters, not attacking them on their own property.